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“Check tide times”
Review of Sand Bay

Sand Bay
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Birmingham
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5 reviews
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“Check tide times”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've never seen a beach where the tide goes so far out that you cannot even see the water for miles! No point in visiting here without first checking the tide times. Moreover at low tide the shore gets muddy and extremely treacherous - not advisable for young children. The mounds of horse poo on the beach detracted further from our experience. We were hoping for a day out at the beach and were very disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dog friendly but...”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were looking for somewhere that we could take our dog to so she could have a run around next time we came to Weston. There was a sign that said 'caution, sinking mud'....scary! I am not sure I would take my dog here.

Visited July 2014
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Locking, Somerset
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277 reviews
92 attraction reviews
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“Great for dogs”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Weston then Sand Bay is a good destination. A long beach which allows dogs all year with small dunes between it and the mainly quiet road. From the southern end you can cross into Worlebury woods which is undoubtedly the best dog exercising area in Weston. At the northern end you can climb up to Sand Point for great views across the Bristol Channel. Care needs to be taken with dogs and children on Sand Point because of the steep edges and also free roaming cattle but it is a great area for a picnic. Back to the beach, it is more for walking and enjoying the channel breeze than for sunbathing and if you want a beach for kids to build sandcastles then I'd recommend heading back to Weston.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Back to nature”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very large bay in the estuary. Miles of sand fronting mud flats when the tide is out, with dunes behind, alongside a lane the other side of which are sea front bungalows/houses and a free car park. At one end of the bay is protected land/nature reserve. Good points: so large never overcrowded. Free car park (although this is small and therefore gets full quickly), tea room located in one of the properties on the beach road. Soft dry sand to sit on, at low tide, miles and miles of flat tidal sand/mud great for children to play on, although some parts are what is called 'sinking mud' and very squelchy, although not dangerous. Dog friendly beach and all owners obey the rules by picking up their dog mess, so very clean and safe for children. Bad points: no facilities on beach, toilets in car park but charge 20p. On windy days the soft sand is whipped up and can be extremely uncomfortable, blasting the skin and getting into everything. Tidal estuary so when tide is out the water is miles away so swimming not possible until high tide, because its an estuary, the wet 'sand' is muddy and not very attractive.
This bay is for those who just want a calm and restful rather wild and woolly beach to sit and relax on, without the noise and disruption of the busier main beaches in Weston etc. Most days the only sounds are one or two children playing at sandcastles and the distant planes from Bristol airport. Ideal for relaxing.

Visited July 2014
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Gone down hill since last year”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Have been going to the summer jazz festival for several years but this will be my last one unless vastly improved. In 2013 waiter service at all meals... now all self service. Only cearal for breakfast no grapefruit or fresh fruit, standard British breakfast OK. Evening meal food OK but they do not bother to label any dish.
Used to hve the chalet serviced on Saturday but that has now been withdrawn.
Can only think that in these days of low inflation these cost cutting measure are to maximise their profits Jazz was, as usual, very good but the sound system judging by the clicks and bangs is in need of an overhaul. Very disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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